Man_Up –Believe When You Pray

September 20, 2010

As we go through life we often seem to struggle through. Our circumstances at times have
the potential to overwhelm us. The circumstances of this life such as divorce, marriage, sickness,
schedules, children, jobs or no jobs can be very hectic and require much patience, faith, and prayer.
Why is it that when we are in our most dire of straights or the lowest of places that we begin to
demand action from God? Is it God’s fault we are where we are? Has the power been given us that we
should command the creator of the world? No, this is the place we must be very careful. We will deal
with the frustrations and disappointments but we must guard our words carefully. We should consider
offering Him our struggle rather than demanding action for our need.
We understand the need and purpose of prayer, however let us consider our vision or
perception of God as we pray. God is able to do all and more than we need. In Mark chapter 9 a man
brings his son who is tormented by a demon to Jesus. His request to Jesus was, “if you can do anything,
have compassion on us and help us.” He didn’t assume that Jesus already knew the situation nor did he
assume that the he was suffering needlessly. He simply came looking for help.
It is interesting when we get over trying to make things complex that the simplicity provides the
way. Jesus’ response to the man was this in verse 23. All things are possible to them who believe. God is
well able to do exceeding abundantly more than we can ask or think however it is important for us to
present it to Him properly. Rather than demanding things get done our way maybe we should request
that the one who is able to do all take care of our need.
Man_Up in prayer and present your problems to God for the solution instead of demanding your
solution for the problem. Verse 24 declares what our attitude should be. “I do believe; help me
overcome my unbelief.” Let us believe.

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